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Harry Connick Jr Covers Boston Common’s 2014 Men’s Issue

He’s a huge hit with the ladies and an unstoppable musical force, so it’s no wonder Harry Connick Jr is beloved by millions.

The “I Just Whispered Your Name” crooner is on the cover of the 2014 Men’s Issue for Boston Common and in his interview he shares his view on the wannabe pop stars of today.

“They have a lot of talent, no education. I see it with almost everybody that comes to audition. Most of them have no idea what they’re doing. If I can bring any­thing to Idol, hopefully it will be an awareness that education and craft are only going to enhance your musical experience and you as a person.”

Connick also explains what it was like as a 14-year-old studying with the legendary Ellis Marsalis- “When you’re up against that kind of scrutiny, you can’t get away with anything.
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Harry Connick Jr.'s American Girl Doll Connection

Harry Connick Jr.'s American Girl Doll Connection
Musician Harry Connick Jr. and his teenage daughter Kate partnered together to write a song in conjunction with the release of two of American Girl's new dolls. The song, "A lot like me," is based upon the lives of American Girl's historical characters, Cecile and Marie-Grace.

Kate Connick stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles to help promote this exciting project. Check out our interview with the young singer/songwriter!

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Harry Connick Jr. talks American Girl song collaboration with daughter, opening of Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans

Harry Connick Jr.’s name is pretty much synonymous with his hometown New Orleans, which is why American Girl, the popular doll and book series now celebrating its 25th anniversary, reached out to him to pen the first original tune associated with the brand. “A Lot Like Me” is inspired by American Girl’s two new colorblind characters from 1850s New Orleans, Cécile and Marie-Grace. Even better, Connick’s 13-year-old daughter Kate sings the song, which is available exclusively on iTunes, and all proceeds from downloads go to benefit the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, which opens Aug. 25 in the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village,
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From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors with the upcoming Nea's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet. He and his brood of familial, musical superstars recently played D.C.'s Kennedy Center, and that recording has been released as the album Music Redeems that unites The Marsalis Family with guests such as honorary offspring, Harry Connick, Jr. The project's profits will fund The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a New Orleans-based organization dedicated to keeping the arts lively for young people. Speaking for the family is genre-versatile saxophonist Branford Marsalis who brings us up to date on the center, his father, the performance, and other topics including Miles Davis. Also included in this post is an interview with Peter Cincotti who experienced one of the most surprising and best career 180s of the last...
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